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Stopping Your Dog from Pulling on the Leash

19 Aug 16
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There are always times when you are walking your dog that your pooch will try and pull your arm off as it gets excited for finally being taken outside and going for a well deserved walk. You should always remain in control of your dog when dog walking it and never let it pull too much in any situation. Here are some helpful tips when it comes to walking your dog and preventing it from pulling too much and taking you for a walk instead!

 

  • Keep the leash as short as possible. This will give dog walker a greater sense of control when walking. It will also allow you to have a tight grip on the leash and show the dog who is boss. Never wrap the leash around your hand too much to cut off circulation as this is obviously a risky move.
  • If the dog is continuously pulling you shouldn’t continuously yank back. This can be dangerous to the dog’s throat and neck and cause a potential serious injury. Have one strong and firm pull on the leash and then stand still and wait for the dog to settle. Then get started again and do this every so often to prevent your dog from pulling.
  • If your dog is good always reward them with a treat as treats are a successful means in dog training. If they keep walking without pulling give them a biscuit or some sort of reward for good behaviour. It’s no different to when you train your dog at home and you need to reward them for their good work.
  • Always remain in front and in control. As a dog is a pack animal and will want to go to the front to show who is boss you should never let them.

Once a dog walker has the control, it is easy to train dogs. For off leash training or keeping a dog separation anxiety at bay, it is best to be a dominant, firm, but caring care giver. Many dog walkers are needed to manage, train, and walk a dog. If you are a student studying in Australia and require free accommodation or little savings, you can become a dog walker. A dog walker in Brisbane for instance, has a lucrative and engaging profession.

Separation Anxiety in Dogs

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1. It’s always a good idea to make time for a walk with your dog before you leave. This way you can tires out your pooch so that it will be resting when you have to head out. Make the walk as fast and as vigorous as possible, and make sure you provide ample amounts of food and water on your return.

 

2. Don’t do anything with your dog just before you leave. This includes touching your dog, talking to your dog or even looking at your dog. You need to show your dog that you leaving has no impact on the relationship between you two, and you should do this before you leave as well as when you get home.

 

3. If you find number 2 difficult, then spare some time a long distance before you leave to pay attention to your dog. This way it gives you a chance to say ‘goodbye’ without having to cause an issue between the both of you. The opposite can be done when you return home, just leave lots of time between arriving home and seeing the dog! This technique also works best to stop dog barking.

 

4. Try to remain confident and in control. Dogs will follow a pack leader, and they will follow you if you project a level of this with your dog. Try not to be sad and upset as this will only make your dog worse when performing dog training tasks. The same should happen when you get home, try your very best with it and you will soon achieve it.

 

5. Start small by trying different time frames away from your dog. Start by being apart for a few minutes, then increase it to more, and then even longer as you keep going along. It’ll be difficult at first but as your dog gets used to it more you will soon see the results!

For long vacation, dog sitters are wanted to take care of your dog. Make sure the sitter acts in the same way as you did in case he or she is going out for a short while. You can specify the tasks to the dog sitter and counter check it with the sitter through a detailed dog sitter checklist. Remember, each sitter or pet owner may have different ways to tackle separation anxiety in a dog. If you have an out-of-the-ordinary technique why don’t you write to us?

Daily Exercise – Good Health for Your Dog as well as for You

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Regular exercise is a must for both you and your pet if you want to remain healthy and own an equally healthy pet.

Why Exercise

Doing a daily workout with your pet dog is a must for…

  • Owning a pet that is physically healthy and socially acceptable.
  • Bonding with your pet and spend quality time with it.
  • Controlling weight of your dog and building up energy.
  • Enabling it to stay calm, happy, and sociable.

…And, a dog that is regularly taken out to exercise does not jump up at people, bark incessantly, or become too hyperactive. They are less aggressive and more sociable.

How to Exercise without Losing the Zeal

Don’t make exercise a drudgery which you need to perform each day. Instead, make it a fun activity that is varied and overbearing. Some useful exercises that you can perform with your pet dog are:

  • Dog walking
  • Playtime sessions
  • “Fetch activity” with flying disc or ball

…And, don’t forget to work on the needs of a particular breed. Some breed of dogs requires more workouts while others can enjoy themselves on their own.

The environment, area to play, and tools must be suitable enough to allow the dog to practice its physical co-ordination, skills, and workouts. For instance:

  • Terriers must have muddy area to allow them to dig.
  • Hounds require enough space to run and chase.
  • Labradors require hunting areas, such as bushes and hedges.
  • Pastoral breeds require canine sports.

 

How to Start the Exercise Regimen

  • Go slow if you’ve at last, decided to take your dog for an exercise schedule.
  • Start dog walking at soft areas to familiarize the feet for walking.
  • Perform leash training to keep your pet under control.
  • Perform workout schedule when your dog has an empty stomach. A full stomach can cause digestive problems.
  • Take precautions in case of there has been a snowfall as dogs can suffer from frostbite. Similarly, during hot summers take care that your pet is not dehydrated.

Dog Manners

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Good Manners that Puppies should Learn

Puppies need to socialize, play, interact, and get trained to be friendly pets with good manners that make them one of the adorable pets for kids at home.

Facts about Puppies

  •  The first phase of learning is when the puppies are 3 weeks old.
  • The second phase of learning is when the puppies are 7 to 12 weeks old.
  • The third phase of learning is when the puppies are 10 to 12 weeks old. Dog walking is one of the major chores done now. It helps a dog to learn basic social skills and manners.
  • The puppies learn to imitate their masters. So, if you are worried, your pet will be nervy.

 

Teaching Acceptable Manners

  • Invite people to visit your home, organize parties, and introduce families with dogs to your pet.
  • Organize puppy-parties to introduce your pet to pups of similar age-groups.
  • Travel with your pup in cars.
  • Take them to public places, such as shops and beaches.
  • Get them introduce to the sounds of vehicles, bikes, heavy vehicles, and trains.
  • Introduce music, siren, and socialization sound tapes to train pups to accept noise, sounds, and music around them.
  • Continue repeating the training chores regularly and frequently.

 

Voice Command

  • Give your pet one name and call your puppy’s name time and again to introduce him to the name and to the voice commands.
  • Keep your voice low and friendly instead of shouting as loud pitch sound would aggravate good mannerisms in pets.

 

Bite inhibition

Puppies bite, especially when they are teething. If your pet has acquired a habit of biting, follow the given steps:

  • Reprimand your dog.
  • Act roughly to discourage biting.
  • Should or yelp if the dog bites.
  • Ignore him if nothing seems to work.